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SLM Daily September 2012

Photography courtesy of Doug Stanhope

St. Louis Nightlife Pick: Comedian Doug Stanhope at the Firebird

Raunchy comedy should be a litmus test for budding relationships. Wanna find out if the new lady love in your life is a keeper? Treat her to a night of Doug Stanhope's unapologetically blasphemous ... more »

Sep 28, 2012 8:49 AM News

Photography courtesy of Anheuser-Busch

The Top 10 Things to Do in St. Louis This October

It’s officially fall in St. Louis: leaves are dropping in Forest Park, pumpkins are displayed outside every Schnucks, and mums are decorating doorsteps from downtown to Dutchtown. From the sharp wi... more »

Sep 27, 2012 8:21 AM News

Photography by Thomas Crone

Urban Exploration Week IV: The MacArthur Bridge

A year ago, we declared September to be National Urban Exploration Month, a designation we hoped would catch on nationally—even globally! Regardless of whether that’s too ambitious, we’ll spend th... more »

Sep 26, 2012 8:56 AM News

My Jury Duty From July Still Lingers

George Jones wants a “do over.” I don’t think he deserves one. On July 30, I was on among 50 people in his jury pool, although I was not selected as a juror or an alternate. He was facing multip... more »

Sep 25, 2012 8:49 AM News

This photo is not from Sunday. If it were, Bradford would be on his back under a pile of Bears.

Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Weekend Sports Wrap: Bears Trounce Bradford

Sam Bradford spent yesterday afternoon running for his life against the fearsome front four of the Bears defense. He was sacked six times for 51 yards and was either chased out of  the pocket or hi... more »

Sep 24, 2012 9:49 AM News

St. Louis Nightlife Pick: Art of Food at Koken Art Factory

This past summer, inspired by the slow food movement and the French concept of terroir , I started my own small garden hoping to consume only local food and wine. Although I didn’t get much farthe... more »

Sep 21, 2012 9:37 AM News

Illustration courtesy of St. Louis Cardinals

Ballpark Village Moves One Step Closer to Construction

It's been a big week for the oft-ridiculed Ballpark Village project. For more than a decade, the proposed 10-acre shopping and entertainment district has been stuck in a quagmire of disappointment,... more »

Sep 20, 2012 9:16 AM News

Photograph by Thomas Crone

Urban Exploration Week III: Fire at 3400 Juniata

A year ago, we declared September to be National Urban Exploration Month, a designation we hoped would catch on nationally—even globally! Regardless of whether that’s too ambitious, we’ll spend th... more »

Sep 19, 2012 8:57 AM News

Photograph courtesy National Blues Museum

State Should Support National Blues Museum

Few people in the St. Louis area probably know that the National Blues Museum sent 10 high school students* to Washington in late February to participate in the "At the Crossroads: A History of t... more »

Sep 18, 2012 8:56 AM News

Photograph by Scott Rovak

Slideshow: St. Louis Rams vs. Washington Redskins, September 16

View photos of the Rams' 2012-2013 season home opener. The Rams went on to defeat the Redskins 31-28. Photographs by Scott Rovak more »

Sep 17, 2012 10:49 AM Sports

Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Weekend Sports Wrap: Tigers and Rams Football, Oh My

Every Monday, starting today, I'll be bringing you my expert analysis (read: random musings) from the weekend in sports. It's a bit like Tuesday Morning Quarterback, only a day earlier. A botch... more »

Sep 17, 2012 9:37 AM Sports

St. Louis Night Life Pick: Balloon Glow

It's that time of year again when giant inflatables in shapes from bunnies to beer bottles hit Central Field in Forest Park for the annual Balloon Glow. A day before the balloon race, hot-air ba... more »

Sep 14, 2012 12:14 PM News

Photograph by Thomas Crone

Urban Exploration Week II: Armour and Hunter Plants, Revisited

A year ago, we declared September to be National Urban Exploration Month, a designation we hoped would catch on nationally—even globally! Regardless of whether that’s too ambitious, we’ll spend th... more »

Sep 12, 2012 9:46 AM News

It’s Time to Do More With Old Man River: Leaders Come Together in St. Louis to Discuss Mississippi River Ideas

I had never heard of the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative until a report ran this week on KSDK Newschannel 5 . Sponsored with a grant by the Walton Family Foundation to the Northea... more »

Sep 11, 2012 8:30 AM News

60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll Finds That the Gateway Arch is the Least Impressive National Monument

For St. Louisans, the Gateway Arch is the icon of the place we call home, the gleaming landmark that welcomes travelers to the West and makes it impossible not to look up every time we're downtown.... more »

Sep 10, 2012 4:52 PM News

Photograph by Kevin A. Roberts

Slideshow: Mizzou vs. Georgia

View images of Mizzou's historic first game in the SEC against Georgia. Photographs by Kevin A. Roberts. more »

Sep 9, 2012 12:54 PM News

Photograph by Wesley Law

St. Louis Night Life: Blueberry Hill’s 40th Anniversary Bash

Whenever I visit Blueberry Hill, I get intoxicated by the nostalgia of bygone eras (and I wasn’t even born until 1979). I wonder if, when I’m 60, there will be restaurants with walls bedecked with ... more »

Sep 7, 2012 11:05 AM News

Loop Trolley Project Receives Nearly $25 Million Grant to Start Construction

The Loop Trolley Transportation Development District announced today that it has accepted a nearly $25 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The grant was initially approved ... more »

Sep 6, 2012 3:00 PM News

St. Louis Urban Exploration, Part 1: The Old Sts. Mary & Joseph School Demolition

A year ago, we declared September to be National Urban Exploration Month, which we hoped would catch on. Whether it does eventually, or not, we’ll spend this month’s Wednesdays exploring some aban... more »

Sep 5, 2012 10:54 AM News

St. Louis Judge Barbara Peebles On Trial

Which is worse? Mayor Francis Slay’s press secretary Kara Bowlin posting on Twitter that murder victim Megan Boken probably knew her attacker when instead Boken was allegedly gunned down during ... more »

Sep 4, 2012 9:33 AM News